Yoda wrote:Boy where are all those people who were so against Howard prior to the season?
Howard had a history of being terrible vs lefties and has a couple pretty big holes in his swing, it wasn't out of the question to see him end up in a platoon situation this year. Those who weren't super high on him this year were just playing the odds the way you should when drafting.
Next year I'd take him late 1st round. I'm still a little afraid he'll go Teix on us next year since Howard has had two incredibly hot streaks and no major slump this year. But I think the upside makes him worth late 1st round for sure.